Section Manager II - Financial Reporting

Section Manager II - Financial Reporting
Orange County Transportation Authority
 Orange, California
Job Description


Discover work that moves you in a dynamic and innovative setting. Be part of a team delivering Orange County’s transportation network of today and creating a vision for the future.

OCTA is the county’s transportation planning commission and public transit operator. With a focus on safety and accountability, we plan, fund, and implement countywide projects that include bus and rail transit, freeways and express lanes, rideshare, microtransit, paratransit, active transportation, and environmental programs.

We’re passionate about creating a balanced, equitable and sustainable transportation system that reflects the diverse travel needs of the county’s 34 cities and 3.2 million residents.

Our employees rated OCTA as a top workplace in Orange County. Come join us on our mission of keeping Orange County moving.


Under general direction, manages, performs research, analyzes, administers, and maintains established and proposed accounting programs in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and practices, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Administers or takes a lead position on major projects. Frequently resolves highly complex accounting issues utilizing knowledge gained from extensive experience where procedures may not be prescribed or well defined. Understands and implements new and/or complex modifications to accounting standards. Acts as mentor and/or provides technical leadership to lower-level Accounting Team members in all areas of professional responsibilities.

This is an exempt position in Salary Grade S: Min $101,254.40 – Mid $120,660.80 – Max $140,046.40 annually. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.

This posting will remain open until filled.


This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.

Displays High Integrity & Honesty: Takes personal responsibility, acts with honesty and consistency.

Has Technical and Professional Expertise: Has the technical skills, product knowledge and professional skills to do the job.

  • Supervises the overall fund-level accounting transactions including interfund accounting of the general fund, enterprise funds, special revenue funds and other governmental type funds, for the agency.
  • Manages, coordinates, and contributes to the timely preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), Single Audit, National Transit Database (NTD) Report, State Controllers' Report, periodic statements for the Board of Directors and other necessary financial reporting. Obtains and/or prepares required statements, footnotes, schedules, and other data as necessary. Ensures all reports are prepared accurately and completed within the required deadline.
  • Responsible for the external financial audit and compliance with financial reporting requirements. Serves as the liaison with the external auditor, working with staff ensuring timely receipt of all auditor requested schedules.
  • Performs month-end and year-end closing activities including reconciliations, interfund cash transfers, expense/expenditures/revenue accruals and review of the trial balance.
  • Supervises the accounting and financial reporting functions applicable to grants.
  • Assists in the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of employees. Evaluates individual performance, prepares and conducts performance reviews, counsels employees, and administers disciplinary actions.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems; assists employees in solving work issues.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.

Works in a Collaborative Manner with Others: Works in a collaborative manner with others, helps resolve unproductive conflict.

  • Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships.

Initiates Innovation: Actively considers new ideas and works to improve processes.

  • Researches and implements new accounting standards.

Solves Problems & Analyzes Issues: Has and applies problem analysis and problem-solving skills on a technical and interpersonal level.

  • Exercises independent judgment in applying accounting principles to unique and complex situations.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field with a minimum of five years of experience in accounting, auditing, or related field. Prefer three years of previous management experience.

Working Conditions/Physical Activities:

(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Positions in this class typically require:

  • Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
  • Ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
  • Reaching, Finger Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.

Compensation and Benefits:

OCTA offers an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision health insurance programs, flex time (may be available), paid sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, deferred compensation plan, educational reimbursement, excellent in-house training programs, free transportation passes for the employee and dependents, wellness and ergonomic programs, and much more. OCTA has a hybrid remote work program. Eligibility is dependent on manager’s approval.

OCTA is an equal employment opportunity employer that recruits, hires, and promotes qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, disability, genetic information, military and veteran status, or other legally protected status.